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VOLKOVA Yuliya
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthSloviansk, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sloviansk, UKR
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Mathematics, Physical Education - Donbass State Pedagogical University: Sloviansk, UKR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age 13.
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Ceské Budejovice, CZE
General Interest
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dcp.org.ua, 29 Aug 2012)

She has been given the Order of Princess Olga during her career. (sportclub-isd.com, 24 Nov 2008)
Impairment
When she was six, she contracted pneumonia and lost her vision as a result. (sportclub-isd.com, 24 Nov 2008)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport after competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2014)

EARLY DAYS
When she began swimming, her parents worried that it would be not good for her health. Her friend's brother coached a group of swimmers with vision problems for free. Eventually her father consented under the condition that swimming would not interfere with her studies. She earned an Honours diploma in high school. (sportclub-isd.com, 24 Nov 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 50m Freestyle S12 29.14
5 2004 100m Freestyle S12 1:04.63
3 2004 400m Freestyle S12 5:02.42
3 2004 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:25.17
7 2004 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:59.42
6 2008 50m Freestyle S12 28.86
6 2008 100m Freestyle S12 1:02.53
4 2008 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:19.67
3 2008 100m Butterfly S12 1:10.89
5 2008 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:37.42
8 2012 400m Freestyle S12 5:00.18
7 2012 100m Freestyle S12 1:05.40
8 2012 50m Freestyle S12 29.99
8 2012 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:26.06
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002 50m Freestyle S12 29.90
5 2002 100m Freestyle S12 1:06.30
4 2002 400m Freestyle S12 5:12.63
1 2002 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:24.78
5 2002 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:47.63
  2002 5km Open Water  DNS
8 2006 50m Freestyle S13 29.47
8 2006 100m Freestyle S13 1:03.88
8 2006 400m Freestyle S13  DSQ
4 2006 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:26.63
6 2006 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:44.97
20 2006 5km Open Water 1:40:17
3 2010 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:41.18
3 2010 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:23.34
2 2010 100m Butterfly S12 1:12.99
4 2010 50m Freestyle S12 29.41
2 2010 400m Freestyle S12 4:51.19
3 2010 100m Freestyle S12 1:03.69